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Mananchira Square, Kozhikode

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Mananchira Square, located at the heart of Kozhikode city, is constructed around the Mananchira tank. The huge tank (chira) was built by the last Zamorin King, Mana Vikrama, and is fed by a natural spring. The Square is managed by the corporation of Kozhikode.

The area around the tank has been partly converted into a park, and landscaped with trees, plants and lawns. There is also a musical fountain at the Square that attracts a lot of visitors. The arch at the entrance guarded by Tipu Sultan’s cannons, the ethnic buildings around the Square all help maintain its old-world charm. The fairly recent addition of a public library constructed in the traditional style, inside the maidan premises, merges well with the ambience of the place.

A bust of renowned Malayalam writer and Jnanpith award-winner, S. K. Pottekkad, is placed inside a traffic island close to the maidan. This is the starting point of the S. M. street.
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  • When I reached the place it was closed . But it is a nice place . Nice greenery , really a nice place  more »
  • This park is very close to my heart and childhood. When i was a child, I used to go there every day and used to play in the park for around hours together. It closed down some 10 years ago for some re...  more »
  • Stop - not worth the time and effort. Go out and find the beach instead. Please do not visit this place. Noisy, crowded and men Gawking.  more »
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  • Mananchira square is a place which includes a beautiful park and a pond in square shape. It is really amazing place for spending evenings. Lots of peoples are using this park for their exercises and other activities. And is in the heart of Calicut city.
  • Nice place to spend evenings. Greenery and shades, small lake, large lawn, nearby juice stalls. All good except there is no ample parking.
  • A well kept garden. An entirely different peaceful place in the middle of the city.
  • Very good place in heart of city to spend time with family. Basketball court inside the square offers u sporting action.
  • City center. Old heritage buildings around the small lake and the maiden . A few high rise structures spoiling the beauty. With a little more creativity the authorities can bring it into the world class